Georgia State University
Partnership for Urban Health Research
Annual Urban Health Lecture
“Urban Planning Makes a Healthier City”
Keynote Speaker: Tim Keane, Commissioner of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Place: 25 Park Place, Conference Room 12
Keane previously served as the Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston, SC before being appointed to DPCD Commissioner by Mayor Kasim Reed.
In Charleston he was responsible for urban planning, design review, historic preservation and zoning for the City of Charleston. In his twenty years of working for the City of Charleston, he made great strides in city planning through sustainability initiatives, code enforcement, and neighborhood beautification. As commissioner in Atlanta, he manages day-to-day operations in the Offices of Buildings, Housing and Planning as well as working with the Mayor and City Council in order to redevelop the city of Atlanta.
Keane holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of North Carolina- Charlotte and was selected in 2001 to participate as a Knight Fellow in Community Building at the University of Miami School of Architecture. There he was challenged to study issues facing community planning and state-of-the-art solutions to those problems.
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John Steward, instructor
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